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KAIDI DUNSTAN 8 may – 21 june 2014


KAIDI DUNSTAN notions and happenstance 8 may – 21 june 2014

TAYLOE PIGGOTT GALLERY 62 SOUTH GLENWOOD ST PO BOX 1435 JACKSON WY 83001 TEL 307 733 0555 WWW.TAYLOEPIGGOTTGALLERY.COM


Hunt, 2013 collage and gouache on board 30 x 40 inches


Happenstance, 2013 charcoal, acrylic, and oil on canvas 39.5 x 59 inches


Rock, 2011 charcoal, oil on canvas 38 x 49 inches


Red Figure, 2012 collage, charcoal, gouache, oil on canvas 39 x 23 inches


Sun, 2013 charcoal, oil on convas 30 x 38.5 inches


Orange Group, 2006 charcoal, acrylic, oil on canvas on board 30 x 40 inches


Sit, 2013 charcoal, oil on canvas 30 x 39.5 inches


Muybridge Men, 2011 charcoal, mixed media on canvas 30 x 38.5 inches


Firewood, 2013 charcoal, acrylic, oil on canvas 34 x 26 inches


Drawing for Sun, 2012 pencil, oil, acrylic on paper 17 x 14 inches


Three Figures in Dark, 2012 collage, gouache on board 18 x 15 inches


Walking Figures, 2012 collage, gouache, charcoal on board 18 x 15 inches


KAIDI DUNSTAN b. 1953

With a focus on the human body, Kaidi Dunstan’s work looks at the shifting language she finds in our bodies and selves. “We try to connect to other bodies in different ways, building bridges between us, some fleeting, others complex. I think of myself as a wanderer and this is the territory I investigate; it’s here I find oddness and mystery.”

Drawing is always the touchstone and way into the work. She finds invigoration and adventure in making a drawing, much is happening because the process is so immediate.

“Drawing as an activity is intense, challenging,

frustrating, uncomfortable and one has to embrace confusion and uncertainty. It’s a way of thinking and moving through a difficulty and that is its reward.”

Hands, arms, and faces become emphasized. Pairings, small groupings and making use of repetition are common threads. She often takes drawings apart and puts them together in a different way. A building up of surface and texture results from the process of putting down and taking away, erasing and redrawing, picking up bits that remain and restating in a reduced way. She often uses transparent paper and gouache collages as a way of thinking and creating figurative images. Her mediums are oil, charcoal, gouache and acrylic on canvas or board as well as drawings on paper.


Kaidi Dunstan was raised in Jackson, WY. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Jackson and group shows in Seattle and Los Angeles. She was awarded the 2002 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council. She is largely self taught. She presently lives and works in London, UK.

EDUCATION 1973-1974 Apprenticeship – Cabinetmaking, Boulder, CO, USA 1978-1980 London College of Furniture, Dept of Musical Instruments

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014

Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY

2010

Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY

2005

Muse Gallery, Jackson, WY

2003

Muse Gallery, Jackson, WY

2003

Northwest College, Powell, WY

2001

Art of Framing- Jackson, WY

2000

Art of Framing - Jackson, WY

1999

Art of Framing - Jackson, WY

1998

Partners Gallery, Jackson, WY

1996

Moynihan Gallery, Jackson, WY

1995

River Rock Gallery, Jackson, WY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008

Muse Gallery, “The Figure,” Jackson, WY

2004

Printmaking & 3-Dimensional Paper, Cheyenne, WY

2004

Black & White, Invitational, Muse gallery, Jackson, WY

2004

Fortune Cookie, Annual Invitational, CVAA, Jackson, WY

2004

Male Intellect, Performing Arts Company Space, Jackson, WY

2003

Lines into Shapes, Estes Park, CO

2003

Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Award Show,CVAA, Jackson, WY

2003

Group Show - BAM Space, Jackson, WY

2003

Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2002

Muse Gallery, Gallery Artists Show, Jackson, WY

2000

Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

AWARDS 2002

Visual Arts Fellowship Award, Wyoming Arts Council

COLLECTIONS Glenn Close Melissa Mathison/Harrison Ford Jackie and Michael Lesac Anne Werner/Mike Collins Julie Obering


Published on the occasion of the exhibition

KAIDI DUNSTAN 8 may – 21 june 2014

Tayloe Piggott Gallery 62 South Glenwood Street Jackson, Wyoming 83001 Tel 307 733 0555 All rights reserved Tayloe Piggott Gallery

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